Indian girl born with 3 legs


A baby girl has been born with an extra leg sprouting from her back due to a rare condition which affects one in a million infants.

Two-year-old Varsha Sena, from Delhi, was born with two legs, and a third limb growing sideways out of her spine.

Varsha suffers from a rare condition called polymelia, which causes a person to be born with extra limbs, often arms or legs.

Doctors at the Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, Delhi, were able to successfully amputate the unwanted third leg at the end of last month.

The lead surgeon, Dr Daljit Singh, said: 'The baby was suffering from polymelia.

'It is a condition in which is a person is born with more than four limbs. We have not seen such a case in the last fifty years.

'This was the first case of polymelia in which the spinal cord had developed into an additional limb.' Via